Women In Business Archives

Pieceful Solutions hires new COO

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Mesa-based Pieceful Solutions, the first and fastest-growing K-12 school in Arizona for children with autism spectrum disorders, hired Robin Rollando as its Chief Operating Officer. In her new role at Pieceful Solutions, Rollando will oversee business development, human resources, marketing, finance, information technology and overall business operations, among other duties. Rollando is an operations veteran,… Read More →

Arizona civil engineer designs sexy, modest swimsuits

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Summertime means sunshine and pool weather, but for many women for the thought of wearing a swimsuit is terrifying and frustrating. Arizona mother and civil engineer Lensa Kitilla suffered from back acne, also called bacne, as a teenager, which left scars. Her scars led to a feeling of embarrassment when it came to wearing traditional… Read More →

Dreyer joins FirstService Residential as VP

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FirstService Residential, the leading community management company in Arizona, has named Vanessa Dreyer as its new Vice President of the Large Scale II Division. She brings over 14 years of homeowner’s association industry experience to FirstService Residential. Dreyer will be primarily responsible for oversight of the company’s high rise condominiums and several large scale communities.… Read More →

Wilkinson Named Business Woman of the Year

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has named Dr. Christine K. Wilkinson as its 2014 Business Woman of the Year. She was honored at the 19th Annual Women in Business Conference on May 21 at the PERA Club in Tempe. Dr. Wilkinson is Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University and President, ASU Alumni Association,… Read More →

Sprouts hires chief human resources officer

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Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) has announced the hiring of Nancy LaMons as Chief Human Resources Officer. LaMons will be responsible for leading the company’s human resources and organizational development efforts. LaMons brings to Sprouts a strong background in the retail, consumer packaged goods and restaurant sectors, most recently as Chief People Officer at the… Read More →

Abrazo Health Announces New CEO

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Michele Finney has been named chief executive officer of Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona with six hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty clinics. “Michele Finney is an accomplished healthcare leader who brings deep experience in running integrated health networks in our California operations to Abrazo Health,”… Read More →

Phoenix Fast-Food Workers Strike

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Calling for $15 and the right to form a union without retaliation, fast-food workers in Phoenix walked off their jobs Thursday as part of a wave of strikes in more than 150 cities across the US and protests in 33 additional countries on six continents. In all, strikes and protests reached more than 230 cities… Read More →

Humetewa is first American Indian woman federal judge

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Diane Humetewa, Arizona State University Special Advisor to the President for American Indian Affairs, has been named the first American Indian woman to serve as a federal judge. Humetewa won unanimous approval in the U.S. Senate in a 96-0 vote and will serve in the federal District Court of Arizona. “I feel privileged to serve… Read More →

Legal Tips for Small-Business Employers

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It’s Small Business Week, and we’re celebrating. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent 97.1 percent of all Arizona employers and employ 44.8 percent of private-sector employees. In honor of Small Business Week, below are six hot employment law issues that all Arizona small-business employers should know: 1. At-Will: Arizona is an… Read More →

Girls on the Run: Local organization races to empower young women

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“Girls on the Run” is part three of a series about local views on women’s rights issues facing local businesses. Part one addresses the Ban Bossy campaign and part two addresses the Paycheck Fairness Act. There are many groups dedicated to the empowerment and well-being of pre-teen and teenage girls. Many of these groups are… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Named to Law360 Ceiling Smashers List

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that it has been included in the Law360 inaugural class of Ceiling Smashers, the 25 U.S.-based law firms out of nearly 400 surveyed that have the highest percentage of female partners. The firm was also noted as being one of seven “biglaw” firms with… Read More →

Wrigley donates millions to ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability

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As climate change threatens the world’s eco-systems, conservationist and philanthropist Julie Ann Wrigley is on a mission. Turning to higher education for solutions, Wrigley has made a new $25 million philanthropic investment in Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, bringing her total commitment to sustainability research and programs at ASU to $50 million. Her… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig attorney earns national honor

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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Nicole Goodwin has been awarded the President’s National Meritorious Service Award by the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) for her ongoing efforts in the areas of professional development, ethics, education and training of forensic experts. “Ms. Goodwin has shown extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the field,” said national FEWA President John… Read More →

Finalists named for Business Woman of the Year

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has announced three finalists for the 2014 Business Woman of the Year award. The recipient will be honored at the 19th Annual Women in Business Conference May 21 at the PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Dr., in Tempe. The award was established to recognize an outstanding business woman who has… Read More →